Ghana’s Sports Ministry allows fans to return as it directs clubs to admit only 25 percent


Ghana’s Sports Ministry has announced the return of football fans to the various match venues ahead of this weekend’s league games.

The Ghana Football Association had to revert to games behind closed doors in February this year due to the surge in coronavirus cases in the West African country.

Premier League clubs were hoping to admit fans prior to the start of the second round of the season but a late communique from the GFA saw games behind closed doors last weekend.

The Sports Ministry in a statement released on Friday has officially lifted the restriction indicating clubs are to admit only 25 percent of fans.

According to the statement the decision to lift the restriction comes on the back of several deliberations with the various stakeholders

“The Ministry of Youth and Sports is delighted to announce that with immediate effect, approval is granted for football fans (25%) to return to the various League centers to watch both domestic and international competitions subject to observing all the national COVID-19 protocols and the GFA Matchday COVID-19 protocols”.

The Ghana FA has issued a directive that clubs with stewards at their venues will be allowed to admit fans on match day.